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Fork out for Cancer Research UK’s Dine@Mine initiative

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by Cancer Research UK | News

9 October 2006

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As staying in becomes the new going out, Cancer Research UK is launching Dine@Mine, a new fundraising initiative that gives people the chance to enjoy food with friends or family whilst raising money for life-saving research.

Throughout December, the charity is encouraging people across the UK to get together and host an evening of food and festive fun. Guests will be asked to make a donation of what they would normally spend on a meal out to Cancer Research UK.

Dine@Mine is designed to be accessible to everyone, from experienced party hosts to complete cooking novices. You can theme your evening, make it a simple affair with a pasta dish or go extravagant with a three course meal. On registering, Cancer Research UK will provide a Dine@Mine pack with all the ingredients to make the evening a success, including a fantastic selection of healthy recipes.

Jools Tait, Head of Special Events at Cancer Research UK, said: “Dine@Mine is a great way for people to enjoy a fun evening together while taking part in something that’s making a real difference to Cancer Research UK’s work to help prevent, treat and cure cancer.”

Nick Knowles, TV presenter, writer and director says “Dine@Mine is a fantastic initiative – you can enjoy great friends and good food whilst raising vital money for Cancer Research UK. My favourite dish to cook for friends is homemade pear, pine nut and pecorino ravioli in a light garlic sauce, which I discovered whilst travelling around Italy.”

Registrations can be made now. For more information or to register visit Dine@Mine.


For media enquiries please contact Jessica Borton in the Cancer Research UK press office on 020 7061 8492 or, out-of-hours, the duty press officer on 07050 264 059.

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